Hull City vs Reading preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
READING, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: John Swift of Reading is tackled by Greg Docherty of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Hull City at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Reading, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The Royals travel to the MKM Stadium to take on Hull City knowing that a win will secure their safety in the Championship.

The hosts will look to bounce back after a disappointing 2-1 loss to play-off chasing Millwall last time out.

Six points separate the two sides, with Shota Averladze's side sitting just two places about Reading in the table.

  •  Team news

Hull City

The hosts will once again be without talented right winger Mallik Wilks as he remains out with a leg injury.

They will also be without Randell Williams and Josh Emannuel as the pair deal with a knee injury and an ankle injury respectively.

Reading

Andy Rinomhota will not be available for the Royals as he remains out with an ankle injury.

Yakou Meite continues to work his way back into the side following a spell out injured, and may feature on Saturday after a six-minute cameo against Swansea City last time out.

John Swift remains absent as his departure from the club seems imminent. 

  • Predicted lineups

Hull City (3-4-2-1)

Baxter, Jones, McLoughlin, Greaves, Longman, Slater, Smallwood, Elder, Lewis-Potter, Honeyman, Sayyadmanesh.

Reading (4-4-2)

Nyland, Yiadom, Morrison, McIntrye, Baba Rahman, Ince, Drinkwater, Dele-Bashiru, Hoilett, Laurent & Joao.

  • Ones to watch

Keane Lewis-Potter

The 21-year-old has been the Tigers' best player by some way in their return to the Championship after a stint in League One last campaign. 

With nine goals and four assists, the youngster is the club's top scorer and has not missed a single minute of action for Hull this season.

It is easy to see why - if rumours are to be believed - there are a number of Premier League clubs interested in acquiring his services in the summer.

Lucas Joao

Despite missing 22 games with a hip injury, Lucas Joao has been instrumental to Reading's season so far.

With 10 goals and three assists, the forward has played a huge role in their fight against relegation, and things will have been much worse for the Royals without him.

Joao has more than stepped up in the absence of Swift, with four goals and an assist in his last three appearances.

  • Previous meetings

The two sides shared the points last time out, when their December 4 contest ended 1-1, with Hull's Wilks' second half strike cancelling out Tom Holmes' opener.

The visitors have won just one of the last 10 meetings between the two, with the Tigers emerging victorious on five occasions and four draws.

  • How to watch

The game will kick off at 15:00 BST at the MKM Stadium in Hull, England on Saturday, April 23.

Fans outside of the UK and Ireland can purchase match passes on either of the clubs' websites.

Audio match passes will be available for fans in the UK and Ireland to purchase on either of the clubs' official websites.

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